Safe Shoppers Bible

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Many items you buy every day contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, breathing difficulty, dizziness, cancer, birth defects, and other problems. Which products are safe and which ...

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Overview

  • Can coloring your hair cause cancer?
  • Which apple juice is safest for your baby?
  • Is furniture polish making your asthma worse?
  • Where can you find meat without hormones and additives?

Many items you buy every day contain ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, breathing difficulty, dizziness, cancer, birth defects, and other problems. Which products are safe and which may be harmful? Here, at last, is a comprehensive guide to answer all your questions about thousands of brand-name household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages.

The authors list thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages--from car wax to mascara to soup and flea powder--by brand names, rating them for both short-term and long-term health hazards. Charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and everyday household purchases.

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What People Are Saying

Alexander G. Schauss
A long overdue and indispensable reference book important to all who are interested in reducing their risk of exposure to harmful chemicals found in most household products, cosmetics, and food. I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from this book. (Alexander G. Schauss, Ph.D., Executive Director, Citizens for Health)
Earl Mindell
The Ultimate Shopper's guide. A book that should help you get your money's worth every time you shop while safeguarding your family's heath. (Earl Mindell, R.Ph., Ph.D., Author of the Vitamin Bible)
Gary Null
The Safe shopper's Bible is the consumer's action handbook for the 90's: comprehensive, well-documented, with all the appropriate warnings—a compendium of reasonable alternatives. A must for all who care about their health. (Gary Null, Ph.D.)
Jay Gordon
. . . The most important book a shopper will ever own. The Safe Shopper's Bible is a number one recommendation on my reading list for all my patients and their families. Use it! (Jay Gordon, M.D., Medical Correspondent, ABC Television)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780026826853
  • Publisher: Macmillan General Reference
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Pages: 437

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I     HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
Chapter 1     Cleaning Products
Chapter 2     Paint and Related Products
Chapter 3     Pesticides
Chapter 4     Pet Supplies
Chapter 5     Auto Products
Chapter 6     Art and Craft Supplies
Chapter 7     Miscellany

Part II     COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
Chapter 8     Eye and Face Makeup
Chapter 9     Hair Care
Chapter 10   Dental and Oral Hygiene
Chapter 11   Feminine Hygiene
Chapter 12   Nail Products
Chapter 13   Skin Products

Part III    FOODS AND BEVERAGES
Chapter 14   Foods
Chapter 15   Beverages
Chapter 16   Food Safety Issues

Appendixes
Index


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